Engineering allows me to combine both the theoretical
knowledge and practical application of physics and mathematics. These are the
two fields which I’ve the most ability and passion for. Like any other child, I
frequently asked my parents “How is this made?”. From then, it was this
intense passion for research and creation that drove me to make robots, take
apart gadgets and reassemble them, and conceive science experiments. This gave
me sheer joy and quenched my thirst for knowledge. I realize now that
engineering has played a major role in the advancement of the world before our
eyes. Engineers have the ability to make something unsatisfactory satisfactory.
Engineering will help me push myself to take challenges and enhance my
creativity. It will provide a pathway for the development of my mathematical
and science skills. Therefore, I could change the world in a practical way,
making it a better place for us and future generations.
During the summer of 2017, I assisted my father with the
construction of our villa. I would spend at least 5 hours per day, from helping
with the electrical wiring, structural foundation of the house, to even checking
on the employees. I learnt a lot of the course of 3 months. I was able to experience
the practical application of Mechanical, Electrical and Structural engineering.
Additionally, I grasped other skills such as managing time effectively, working
as a team and building up leadership skills.
I have taken part in multiple activities outside the
classroom. One such activity includes teaching children at a local orphanage. I’ve
collected over 100 hours at this orphanage. I learnt many valuable lessons from
my experience. Despite being so poor and underprivileged, these children were
so joyful, while my friends and I, with our comfortable homes and luxuries,
still wanted more. How do these children acquire such happiness? I had never
seen these children cry over their depressing histories. Never taking anything for
granted, they happily played with broken cricket bats, damaged toys and rocks
along the sidewalk. They even invented games using these rocks showcasing their
creativity. They value the education like treasure since they didn’t receive
any before coming to the orphanage. Even though I was only a tutor at the
orphanage, I learnt a valuable lesson. Happiness is something that depends on
how one is willing to interpret it. It is how proud an individual is with his
or her life, even if it is imperfect.
In the universities I’m applying to, I would be surrounded
by the many of the world’s innovators, thus this would further inspire me towards
greater targets. I believe I posses the academic ablities, personal attributes
and interest to further my studies as a college student as well as pursue this
field as a career.